Cult beauty products gain a following for a reason. They’re a favourite with consumers the world over and often pop up on must-have or best-of lists year in and year out. If you’ve ever flicked through a magazine you’ll no doubt see some products mentioned over and over again. From the cheap and cheerful drug store buys to the luxurious splurges, the following are just some cult beauty products to try at least once in your life!
1. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
As far as cult beauty products go, this is probably one of the most mentioned. This affordable mascara is a standard product to have in your beauty kit. The pink and green packaging is also incredibly iconic.
2. YSL Touche Éclat
YSL Touche Éclat quickly gained cult status for its highlighting and concealing properties. It’s so popular that it’s even been reported that one unit is sold every ten seconds around the world! Personally, I’m a fan and love the stuff (when I can afford the splurge of course!)
3. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion
There are so many different moisturisers out there and the choices are endless! But one that keeps popping up as a cult beauty product is Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion. The moisture-retaining, fragrance free lotion makes it a favourite with beauty bloggers, editors, and consumers the world over.
4. Smith’s Rosebud Salve
Some of the best beauty products are those that have been around for decades, centuries even! Just take Smith’s Rosebud Salve, for example. This simple salve is perfect for those who prefer more minimal beauty routines. It can be used as a balm for the lips or to soothe chapped and dry skin.
5. Nars Blush in ‘Orgasm’
This Nars blush is famed for its seemingly universally flattering appeal. The peachy pink blush gives cheeks a warm, natural looking glow. And with a cheeky name like Orgasm you’re bound to remember which shade it is!
6. John Frieda Frizz-Ease
Banish a case of frizzy hair with this cult product! It’s probably one of the most used frizz busters around and has won a stack of beauty awards to boot. Apply it to your hair to achieve those glossy locks you’ve been dreaming about. Best of all? It won’t break the bank!
7. Vaseline Lip Therapy
No beauty cabinet is complete without a small pot of Vaseline. Use it on chapped lips, dry skin, or even to protect your hairline when dying your hair. The best part is that it’s easily available and will only set you back a couple of dollars. It’s one of the most effective and affordable cult beauty products around!
8. Mason Pearson Hair Brush
Mason Pearson hair brushes have been around for well over a century and that time they’ve truly gained cult status. There are different brushes to suit different hair types and they’re all designed to distribute serum and make hair look shinier and stronger. The catch? These brushes retail at well over a hundred dollars. Ouch!
Many of these cult beauty products have a reputation that precedes them. Thankfully, they’re often reported to live up to the reputation! How many of these cult beauty products have you tried? What products do you think deserve cult status?